I have checked many online blogs for similar problems (including here) but nothing exactly matches. So, my sister and I started trouble shooting ourselves (we hope logically) and found two relays (in the box next to the battery) labeled "Low Beam relay" and "Park Lamp relay". We checked the grounding system as best we could (from the negative post to the fenderwell, and then to the fuse block and it appeared to be intact, clean, tight, and not corroded. (Using a good multimeter).
Since we suspect these two relays as possibly being bad (even intermittently) we swapped them out with two identical relays from the "High Beam" and "Cigarette Lighter/Accessory" positions. We are awaiting a longer term period to see if the problems reoccur (they have not in 24 hours) but while we wait wanted to get your opinion as to whether the combination of the replacement of the headlight switch on the dashboard and the swapping out of those two relays could be the solution. (If the problem does not reoccur in say two weeks we plan on just buying two new relays at AutoZone.)
I also saw entries in some blogs about an "IOD" relay that might drain the battery, but nothing about "flashing lights" accompanying it. Any thoughts there?
have the same problem?
Wednesday, April 7th, 2010 AT 9:18 AM